Yes, Chef: Marcus Samuelsson at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
We are excited to announce that we are hosting chef/author Marcus Samuelsson for an intimate dinner in our private dining room in Miami on July 26 at 7:00 p.m. We're one of his first stops in the release of his new memoir, Yes, Chef, and were asked to draw inspiration from the book in creating the evening's menu. Chefs Michael and Bradley, and pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith did just that, with wine pairings by wine director Eric Larkee. Each ticket includes the menu below of passed snacks, four courses served family style, and wine pairings, as well as a signed copy of Yes, Chef, and tax and gratuity.
Chickpea fritters with spicy pickled mango and yogurt
Lamb sambossa with mint and currant chutney
Spiced grilled pineapple with cilantro
Fougeray de Beauclair, Burgundy, Cremant Rosé NV
Wood roasted eggplant with chickpeas, heirloom tomato, raisins, yogurt
Chenin Blanc, Champalou, Vouvray, France 2009
Local fish with coconut milk, and rice
Roussanne, Yves Cuilleron, Rhône Valley, France 2010
Berber Braised beef with flatbread and accompaniments.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Paul Dolan, Mendocino County 2009
Wood roasted peaches with honey and accompaniments
rice milk custard, curried wafers, pickled rhubarb
Moscato d'Asti, La Spinetta, Piedmont, Italy NV
From the winner of Top Chef: Masters and the James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef of NYC's Red Rooster Harlem comes an inspiring memoir of one man's unique struggle to find a place for himself in the kitchen and in the world.
"The Red Rooster's arrival in Harlem brought with it a chef who has re-invigorated and re-imagined what it means to be American. In his famed dishes, and now in this memoir, Marcus Samuelsson tells a story that reaches past racial and national divides to the foundations of family, hope, and downright good food."
President Bill Clinton
"I've read a lot of chef's books, but never anything like this one. Marcus has had such an interesting life, and he talks about it with touching modesty and remarkable candor. I couldn't put this book down."
Ruth Reichl, bestselling author of Tender at the Bone
YES, CHEF (a Random House Hardcover, on sale June 26, 2012) is Marcus Samuelsson's candid, unconventional memoir about food and family and the sacrifices made in discovering one's own prodigious talent and ambition.
"I have never seen a picture of my mother," writes Marcus as he begins the unforgettable story of being orphaned at the age of three in Ethiopia. Healong with his mother and sisterwere battling tuberculosis when they walked seventy-five miles from their remote village to a hospital in the capital city of Addis Adaba. Tragically, his mother succumbed to the disease, but Marcus and his sister survived, and were adopted by a loving family in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was there that Marcus' grandmother, Helga, sparked in him a lifelong passion for cooking with pan-fried herring, freshly baked bread, and her signature roast chicken.
YES, CHEF chronicles Samuelsson's incredible journey from Helga's humble kitchen to some of the most demanding restaurants in Switzerland and France, grueling stints on cruise ships and ultimately, his arrival in New York City, where at Aquavit, he earned a coveted three-star rating from The New York Times at the age of twenty-four, making him the youngest chef ever to receive such an accolade. But Samuelsson's career of "chasing flavors," as he calls it, had only just begun. In intervening years, there have been White House State dinners, personal crises, public failures, reality show triumphs and, the opening of his beloved Red Rooster in Harlem, where Samuelsson has finally fulfilled his dream of creating a truly diverse and vibrant dining rooma place where presidents and prime ministers rub elbows with jazz musicians, aspiring artists, bus drivers, and nurses. It is a place where an orphan born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, living in America, can feel at home.
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink (View)
130 NE 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|